All things to do in Kyoto

All things to do in Kyoto

Tours & things to do hand-picked by our insiders

Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 360 Reviews

Discover tranquil temples, Imperial palaces and ancient shrines on this 9-hour full-day Kyoto sightseeing tour. Explore top city attractions such as Nijo ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 214 Reviews

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour from Kyoto. In the morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Nijo Castle and ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.50

Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in Kyoto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Witness the beauty and elegance of the lovely ‘maiko’ (apprentice geishas, or ‘geiko’) at Gion Hatanaka during an exquisite 2-hour evening of culture, ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.34

Gion by Night: Culture Performance with Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Take in the best of traditional Japanese performing arts all on one stage, followed by an authentic dining experience. Accompanied by an informative guide at ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.50

Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 115 Reviews

Savor the beauty and charm of Kyoto on this cultural walking tour. An ancient yet elegant city, Kyoto showcases all that is refined and unique about Japanese ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.37

Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 103 Reviews

Venture to Nara from Kyoto for the afternoon. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, Nara remains full of historic treasures, including some ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.67

Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Create your own sightseeing itinerary on a private, customized tour of Kyoto. You’re accompanied via public transport to a few of the cultural capital’s 2,000 ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Full-day: 8 hrs (approx.)
OR
Half-day: 4 hrs (approx.)

From USD $162.51

Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

Explore the Nishiki Food Market and learn how to make a home-cooked Japanese meal on this Kyoto culinary walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, learn about ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.40

Kyoto Morning Tour: Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle

4 star rating: Recommended 111 Reviews

Soak up temple and palace sights on this half-day guided city tour, great for those who want to see Kyoto’s top attractions in a short time. Travel by coach in ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.34

Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 54 Reviews

Grab your bike and get set to explore Kyoto from the ground up. On this small-group bike tour, you’ll unearth the real Kyoto while cycling the narrow lanes and ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 to 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.73

Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and learn the sophisticated philosophy behind serving a bowl of tea. You’ll have three options for this experience: a 1-hour ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies

From USD $32.40

3-Day Tour from Kyoto to Tokyo: Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa

Edo-era architecture, samurai stories and houses shaped like praying hands — experience Japanese history and culture on this 3-day tour from Kyoto to three of ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $819.19

3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route Including Lodging and Transport

Visit mountaintop villages, soothing hot springs and Japanese temples along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kumano Kodo during this 3- or 4-day self-guided ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies

From USD $650.00

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit Hiroshima’s most important historic sites on this 12-hour tour from Kyoto. After taking the bullet train from Kyoto Station, enjoy a boat ride to ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $320.84

Samurai School: Samurai for a Day

Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basic Kembu, including how to use the Japanese sword. You can choose a 1-hour ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 1-hour or 2-hours

From USD $58.34
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